In order to use a controller, activate Bluetooth on your device (Settings > Bluetooth > Activate)
Turn your controller on, it should start flashing while waiting to be paired with your device.
On your smartphone, in the Bluetooth settings, the controller should appear, click on it to pair it to your device.
Once your controller is paired, open the FreeFlight 3 app and connect your drone noramally, you can now pilot your drone using the controller!
Types of controllers
F A Q
This F.A.Q has been made by “soron666” from the Parrot forum, big thanks to him!
What happens when the controller disconnect or runs out of battery?
Freeflight will automatically switch back to on-screen tactile controls.
Are on-screen tactile buttons still active when using a controller?
Yes, except for the virtual joypads.
Is there interferences between bluetooth and 2.4 or 5Ghz wifi ?
Does the controller reduce the wifi signal strengh?
Is there some drifting with the analogic sticks of the controller?
No, plus you can re-calibrate the stick on some model of controllers.
Is there latency issues with the controller?
The latency is very small, the sticks are very reactive.
Isn’t the weight of the controller + device too heavy?
No, the whole setup remains pretty lightweight.
Is there a sun shade for the smartphone?
No, but it is possible to find some online.
Are the analogic sticks well calibrated in Free Flight 3?
Can I use the controller with an iOS or Android tablet?